Majestic Retail

Majestic Retail is the UK’s largest specialist wine retailer, with 210 branches in the UK and two in France. Majestic Retail aims to help people find the wines they will love through the expertise of over 1000 highly trained specialist people. Majestic Retail’s customer service, range and people set it apart from a sea of retailers.

Our plan to restore the core Retail business to growth is a simple one:

  1. Get the basics right
  2. Rebuild the supply chain to deliver the right product in the right store at the right time
  3. Deliver a joined up IT and multi-channel proposition

We believe that the below four areas will be vital if we are to win: 

Experience

Our shopping experience will become simpler, easier and more pleasurable. Our service will evolve to be completely omni-channel with alignment between our online, digital and in-store experiences. A greater focus will be put on customer loyalty and retention by improving our customer relationship and experience.

Product offer

Our product offer will be innovative and unique. Our goal is to create a market leading range that stands out from the competition with a focus on exclusive products to give the best value, quality and choice to our customers.

Making it easier

Our people are our biggest strength so the majority of their time needs to be spent with customers.

To do this we need to make sure they have the right product at the right time – aided by an automated support system and a more flexible store environment.

People

Customers rate the quality of our people as the number one reason why they shop with us. We want to make Majestic not just a great place to work but also a place to develop and learn.

 

Meet our Team

Josh Lincoln - Retail & Managing Director

Josh Lincoln

Retail & Managing Director

Josh started his career at Naked Wines in 2008 as a Wine Advisor before becoming the Sales and Service Director in 2011. His role oversaw the Sales and Service departments (aka, Customer Happiness & Wine Advisor Teams) in the UK, USA and Australia.

Josh became Customer Director of Majestic Retail in September 2016 and Retail & Managing Director in January 2018

Richard Weaver - Buying and Merchandising Director

Richard Weaver

Buying and Merchandising Director

Richard is the Buying and Merchandising Director of Majestic Wine. He joined Majestic in 1998 and qualified for the WSET Diploma in 2002. His roles have also included Ecommerce Manager, where he launched the first Majestic website in 2000 and Ecommerce Director.

Richard currently holds responsibility for the overall product offer, including buying, sourcing, ranging and merchandising. His favourite wine regions are The Rhône, southern France and Spain.

Sarah Appleton - Transformation Director

Sarah Appleton

Transformation Director

Sarah Appleton is the Transformation Director, leading the Finance, People and Property teams and accountable for driving the business’ change agenda.
Sarah joined Majestic in September 2017 after 8 years at Sainsbury’s in various commercial leadership roles covering buying (including running the £1.1bn wine category team), merchandising, strategic sourcing, supply chain and group strategy.

Previously she was at OC&C Strategy Consultants, in the Retail and Consumer practice.

Sarah specialises in proposition development, optimised sourcing and commercial strategy.
Natalie Th'ng - Customer Director

Natalie Th'ng

Customer Director

Natalie joined Majestic in January 2016 as Head of .Com & Performance. As part of her role she launched the Next Day Delivery website changes alongside National Fulfillment Centre move in 2016. In 2017 she managed the re-platform of the  Majestic.co.uk website.
Prior to Majestic, Natalie worked at REISS for four years as Head of E-commerce and at Temperley London for five years as Director of Online & Marketing overseeing all offline & online activity.
Natalie was promoted to Majestic Customer Director  in January 2018 overseeing Email & Direct Mail, Design & Content, Customer Performance,  Online Trade, User Experience & Front-end Development.

For more information visit our Majestic Retail Website